So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Smiley

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    The only other significant mention of the Androssi I found looking on Memory Beta was in A Time to Be Born, which is chronologically after Cold Fusion but may have included a reference to a past event. It's possible whatever Cold Fusion is referencing was part of their introductory backstory, kind of like Rigel VII in "The Cage."
     
  2. KRAD

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    The previous encounter with the Androssi was never chronicled. (As @Smiley says, it was part of the introductory backstory.) It was a story I intended to tell in flashback at some point, but never got around to before the series was cancelled.
     
  3. JD

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    Ok, thanks for clearing that up.
    It's a shame you never got to tell that story, the references in Cold Fusion are really making me want to read it.
     
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  4. Kertrats47

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    The latest episode of Literary Treks is up: Literary Treks 304: Vulcans Do Not Cry, in which we talk about Voyager, Book II: Fusion by Kirsten Beyer.

    Currently reading Book III: Evolution by Heather Jarman.
     
  5. Smiley

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    I am reading Fear Itself and rereading Vulcan's Glory. They both happen to have 13 chapters, and I have read five of them in each book.

    Fontana definitely knew how to write, both for TV and prose. Vulcan's Glory ticks a lot of my boxes, including Spock, his parents, and massive helpings of 23rd-century slice of life material.

    I am also liking Fear Itself, but I will comment more on it when I finish.
     
  6. Allyn Gibson

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    I have fond memories of reading Vulcan's Glory. I wish she'd been able to novelize The Secret of Vulcan's Fury.
     
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  7. Reanok

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    Ds9 Prophecy and change
     
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  8. Smiley

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    I've just finished Fear Itself by James Swallow. I'd recommend this one for its characters and action. I've only seen the two-part premiere of Discovery, and I was able to follow everything just fine. It's very true to the core themes and values of Star Trek. Another strength of the book was its skilled use of setup and payoff, particularly with regard to our non-carbon-based friends.
     
  9. youngtrek

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    I just started reading Fear Itself, too. It’s an ebook check out from the public library which I’m presently bouncing back and forth between and three other print books I’ve also got out from the library: Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons by Leonard Maltin, Star Trek: The USS Enterprise NCC-1701 & 1701-A Illustrated Handbook from Eaglemoss/HeroCollector, and a very cool little interlibrary loan book they were able to borrow from Salem State University Library for me, Roger Moore as James Bond 007: Roger Moore’s Own Account of Filming Live and Let Die from 1973. (I also got ten percent of the way into A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin’s third book the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire series but had to put that one on hold when Fear Itself and the Roger Moore books arrived.)
     
  10. Stephen!

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    I've been getting back to reading the Rise of the Federation novels, and currently reading "Tower of Babel".
     
  11. Reanok

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    Mars Inc. by Ben Bova
     
  12. Desert Kris

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    I've been making my way through Strangers From the Sky. I've been looking forward to this one for a long time.
     
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  13. youngtrek

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    That one is one of my all time favorites.
     
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  14. theblitz

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    One small "niggling" point from the book - you can't have a stationary satellite over a pole.
     
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  15. Greg Cox

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    Oops. I didn't know that.

    Never claimed to be a hard-SF guy . . . :)
     
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  16. Christopher

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    Well, you can, if you use a solar sail to cancel out the forces and maintain a fixed position. Robert L. Forward theorized it and called it a "statite."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statite
     
  17. theblitz

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    Yeah I know that theory but still a long shot.
    Just finishing To Reign in Hell.
    Definitely as great as the other two.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Less so than warp drive, universal translators, and humanoid aliens.
     
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    You don't know that for sure ;)
     
  20. Christopher

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    I'm sure there are at least some aliens out there that have developed along an upright bipedal body plan. I very much doubt that they could wear human clothes off the rack or that their heads would be shaped like human heads with rubber bits attached.